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L0rdTom jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 1, 2019 at 11:31
Mar 1, 2019
Salsa Updates Full Suspension Lineup, Including First Official Downcountry Bike
@DirtbagMatt: AMEERRRIIIICCAAAAAAAAH *Cue puppets and explosions*
L0rdTom RichardCunningham's article
Jan 25, 2019 at 12:08
Jan 25, 2019
Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 FRO
It totally makes sense if you are going faster. I am quite convinced that the main thing keeping me from needing bigger rotors isn't my smaller wheels, but just pulling the skid triggers waaaaaay too early!
L0rdTom athertonracing's article
Jan 25, 2019 at 11:30
Jan 25, 2019
Athertons Launch Their Own Bike Company With Dragon's Den Investor
I think It's an amalgamation of their surnames: Rachel ATHerton Gee athERTon Dan athertOn
L0rdTom RichardCunningham's article
Jan 24, 2019 at 12:58
Jan 24, 2019
Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 FRO
@Yourworstnightmare: the whole system is heavier and going faster, therefore more leverage and heat dissipation is required @FCX250: Gears for piston engines are just about keeping the engine in it's ideal rpm range. Not really relevant here. @fprince: I is only the moment of inertia, and half the story. Of course, rotational momentum = I . w In essence, a bigger wheel with a set torque applied to it (through gravity or the drivetrain) has a higher moment of inertia, and a directly proportionally lower angular velocity, resulting in the same rotational momentum. A 100kg system at a given velocity has a set inertia, and how much of that belongs in the wheel or in the rider is irrelevant. As far as I can see, the only ways 29ers need more braking torque is if the whole system is heavier, or travelling faster.
L0rdTom RichardCunningham's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 15:29
Jan 23, 2019
Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 FRO
I genuinely don't get this bigger rotor on 29ers thing. If you are traveling at a certain speed on any size wheel, you have a fixed inertia energy regardless of wheel size. Your brake rotor size obviously effects the leverage and moment force, but the moment force of the wheel isn't what you are slowing down, it's the whole system (including rider). It's like the whole 29er bikes accelerate slower myth. They dont, because the bigger wheel's lower rotational acceleration is directly proportional to their increased circumference, and so distance travelled. As far as I can see, the only reason you might need a bigger rotor with bigger wheels is if YOU were actually going faster. Which the jury is still out on :P
L0rdTom EnduroWorldSeries's article
Nov 14, 2018 at 13:46
Nov 14, 2018
Video: What Does the EWS & UCI Partnership Mean?
How do people enter Hardline, Crankworks or Rampage? Genuine question.
L0rdTom mikelevy's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 10:47
Sep 28, 2018
Bike Check: Brodie's 2002 8-Ball & the Case for Incremental Improvements
Classic cars are objectively good looking and hundreds of hours were spent deperately tweeking every panel to look beautiful. Zero hours went into making these bikes attractive. They will never be beautiful apart from to people with serious sentimental attachment.
L0rdTom SteelCityMedia's article
Aug 7, 2018 at 12:14
Aug 7, 2018
Video: Steve Peat's Segment From GAMBLE Film
To be fair the actual Mayor of Sheffield is a fucking hero. Although you may disagree upon learning that he called your president a wasteman :/
L0rdTom RichardCunningham's article
Aug 7, 2018 at 11:59
Aug 7, 2018
650B For Giant's 2014 Elite-Level Mountain Bikes
@wpplayer18: Well f*cking done sir. What do you think the odds are that tangaroo is still riding 26"?
L0rdTom paulaston's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 12:55
Mar 7, 2018
Canyon Goes Electric with the Spectral:ON - First Ride
@vinay: machined parts do work harden, but as you say, on a lower scale than during forging, and it's also mostly looked at as a negative thing as it causes faster tool wear if not managed correctly. I think it's largely ignored in most industries because many machined parts are heat treated to a spec hardness after machining anyway, which could also be part of the difference between the cheaper and more expensive cassettes.
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